A LONG & WINDING ROAD
The highs and lows of Nike’s 15-year rollercoaster journey in the golf equipment industry.
David Duval wins the Open playing Nike, the first victory for the brand’s clubs.
Nike opens The Oven, its Texas clubmaking factory and releases its first line of clubs.
Tiger wins his first event playing Nike clubs, the WGCAMEX in Ireland.
Nike introduces the Ignite driver
Phil Mickelson expresses surprise that Tiger could win so often playing NIke.
First game improvement clubs, the Slingshot irons and CPR hybrids.
One Black and One Gold balls are released.
Michelle Wie signed as Power Lady women’s ball is launched.
Nine separate Nike players win 16 PGA Tour tournaments.
Nike leads in PGA Tour driver, iron & fairway wins.
The infamous Sumo2 square driver released. Nike players finish 1-2-3 at the Masters (Immelman, Woods and Cink).
Nike SQ Dymo STR8-FIT launched, first with adjustable shaft/head combination.
Rory McIlroy signs as a Nike player for $200million. Schwartzel wins the Masters playing Nike.
McIlroy wins both the Open and PGA Championship.
Rory swaps to Vapor Fly for the Ryder Cup.